At the foot of the stairs, a large mirror and wood console table create a drop zone for keys and mail. Not only does the mirror complement the runner with its bright purple trim, but it also reflects the natural light and makes the entryway feel larger in scale.
In the foyer, a patterned tile was chosen as an area “rug” inset to create a sense of surprise and drama upon arrival at the front door. The custom railing and wood stair treads lead up to the living room for an open and spacious connection to the home interior. A white bench supports a piece of art for added texture to decorate the foyer.
Upon entering the foyer, a view of the stunning traditional staircase is juxtaposed by clean white walls and contemporary lighting – the first example of the seamless transitional style found within the rest of the home.
Opt for hide rugs in high-traffic areas, like foyers and hallways, because they can stand up to the hustle and bustle. “I love to use hide rugs in foyers and hallways. Since hides are natural animal skin, the material is incredibly durable and cleanable. Hides can be made into rugs in a variety of patterns that include checked, striped, chevron and even circular patterns. This striped hide rug was an ideal choice for this large, central hallway. We custom made it to size and only included white and gray colors which gives the rug some variety, but still allows it to have a neutral and soft effect, says Claire Paquin of Clean Design Partners.
This powder blue foyer features traditional wainscoting paired with a blend of hardwood floors and gray-blue floor tiles. A white table lamp and green vase of flowers sit atop a dresser that serves as a console table, while a chandelier illuminates the stained glass window. A staircase leads the way to the upstairs area.
In the foyer, the ceiling stretches up over two stories high to create a soaring space. The brown wallpaper in the formal dining room matches the front door and pulls visitors into the rest of the house.
Stepping inside this San Diego home reveals crisp white walls and soothing blue accents. A wood bench decorated with pillows sits just below the stairs and gives visitors a comfortable place to wait on the owners.
This elegant entryway makes a statement with a white marble floor and coffered ceiling. The oversized damask pattern in the wallpaper adds a contemporary touch that pairs well with the reclaimed wood art piece.
The entryway opens up to the living room on one side and the dining area on the other. The intricate front door is influenced by the home's Mediterranean design, and an orb crystal chandelier dangles above the inlaid gray hardwood floor with a herringbone design.
The 150-year-old home is updated with clean white walls that highlight the elaborate moldings. Dark hardwood floors contrast against the walls, while a geometric light fixture adds a contemporary nod to the space.
In this corner of the entryway, a small black cabinet fits perfectly. Abstract black and white art decorates the wall, with two spiky sconces on either side. A large terrarium rests on the entry's cabinet to complete the fresh design.